Six years after landmark Supreme Court ruling, many inmates convicted as juveniles remain in prison

This article by St. Louis Post-Dispatch discusses the issue of people serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles.

Elizabeth Cauffman, professor of psychological science, education and law, says that "the brain's frontal lobe, which is responsible for impulse control, may not completely develop until the age of 25." She also satates that context, nutrition and traumatic experiences can alter juvenile development.

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